I have seen Gillette has come out with a new razor that has as they call it a skin guard Skin Guard Razor in essence there is a piece of plastic between your face and the blade thus the shave is not as close and you are not dragging a razor across your face. Would this be Halachically permissible?



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    How is this different from an electric shaver in terms of how the blade interacts with the hair follicle? – DonielF Oct 28 '19 at 19:50
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    @DonielF an electric shaver users a scissor like motion trapping the hair between the foil and the blade where as this uses a razor motion of just cutting through the hair with the blade – user372382 Oct 28 '19 at 21:30
  • What part of the hair? You say that it’s above the skin - does it pull the hair out of the surface of the skin in the process? (Please make sure to edit all relevant information into the post of itself - not in comments which might be deleted or in links which might be taken down.) – DonielF Oct 28 '19 at 21:33
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    @DonielF given that it functions as a regular razor I am to assume that there is no pulling involved more so the hair is cut similar to a scythe cutting wheat across a field. Thus the hair is left in tact after the cutting process not uprooted from the skin – user372382 Oct 29 '19 at 0:42
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    VTC b/c of "psak"? Why? – DanF Oct 29 '19 at 14:12

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